This Morning's Phillip Schofield Reveals His Dream Guest Host, And It's Certainly Unexpected

Holly Willoughby just wants a handsome man.

Phillip Schofield has revealed on unexpected choice of guest host he would love to see step into Holly Willoughby’s shoes on ‘This Morning’.

The ITV daytime show regularly sees relief presenters standing in for the pair if either one of them is unavailable, with Ore Oduba being the most recent.

Revealing his dream stand-in, Phillip told The Huffington Post UK on the red carpet of the ITV Gala: “Judi Dench, I think she would be quite good. She doesn’t do much TV now, though, no.”

We have to admit, we think Dame Judi would fit right in with Rylan, Alison Hammond and the rest of the ‘This Morning’ gang - although we hope they wouldn’t make her front any of the show’s, errrrm, racier segments.

<strong>Phillip Schofield at the ITV Gala</strong>
Phillip Schofield at the ITV Gala
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Holly was much less choosy with her choice though, having only one requirement - being particularly good-looking.

“Obviously part of me goes, well it would have to be somebody really handsome and gorgeous, but then I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on my job one little bit!” she told us.

“I think I’m probably lucky with the ones they pair me with. Obviously Phil is number one, but then I get Ben Shephard to come and play, Dermot [O’Leary] comes to play, Ore now comes to play. I’m a lucky girl.”

<strong>Holly Willoughby hosted 'This Morning' with Ore Oduba on Thursday (24 November)</strong>
Holly Willoughby hosted 'This Morning' with Ore Oduba on Thursday (24 November)
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Asked if they get jealous when they see one another hosting the show with someone else, Phil insisted: “Oh god no!

“It’s so important for the show that we both have people who are going to come in and host it the way we would like it to be done, as part of the team.”

<strong>Judi Dench is Philip's dream 'This Morning' guest host</strong>
Judi Dench is Philip's dream 'This Morning' guest host
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The pair, who caused a stir when they presented ‘This Morning’ hungover following a win at the National Television Awards in January, also refused to comment on whether they would be taking advantage of the free bar inside the ITV Gala, given they both had the following day off work.

“I am not commenting on anything, although yeah you’re right, it is my day off tomorrow...” Holly said cheekily.

‘This Morning’ airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV.

ITV Gala Red Carpet 2016